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Shadow Cafe & Restaurant

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 26 | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 545 655 73 47
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Seafood, Turkish, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Kosher, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 26 | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Love the street the place is located so thought I’d give it a try. Ordered a pasta and it was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great and the waiters were funny and friendly.

Thank mscaus
Reviewed June 4, 2018

One of many restaurants and taverns in the touristic area of Sultanahmet. Choose this one because of the traditional Turkish design of the setting. Only ate a mix starters plate, which was good, tho portion was too small for shearing (in two). Cocktails were good...More

Thank Ramutza A
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited 3 times during our holiday in Istanbul. Great vibe and lovely restaurant with Turkish interior and cosy seating. Enjoyed the regular food and some ottoman dishes too. Fabulous humus as starter bites. I always recommend this restaurant in the lively student/tourist area below the...More

Thank Carel Le Roux B
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

If your In Istanbul the old city you have to check this place out the staff are so welcoming and the food is Delish

Thank Lovefood8874
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Good food if a little cold. Good central area.pleasant staff. Reasonable price. Recommend chicken breast with sauce.

Thank ParamaliJetsetter
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Four of us had a meal here recently. It’s on quite a popular street where every restaurant has staff on the street trying to tempt you in to their establishment. A practice I personally find slightly annoying but, when in Rome...... We found the prices...More

Thank SheffieldRat
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this place the first night we arrived in Istanbul. We had a Sheesha and some tea and just chilled after a long flight. Staff wher3 fun and friendly, we felt like we had been greeted by a bunch of friends from the...More

Thank RashidaE
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Very lovely people and music. Location is top! You shouldn’t miss this place. It is really really a plus to my experience and last night in Turkey. 地理位置根棒,服务员超级可爱。音乐额氛围都无敌。在土耳其最好的最后一晚 :)

Thank Estelle W
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Cosy little place nearby the big attractions on a small bustling street. Great cocktails, party like vibe at night and a relaxed quiet place during the sunny hours. The staff are a 10/10. You get served the reasonably priced food and drinks by fun, humourous...More

Thank MaxSlaghuis
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to the Shadow by chance to have dinner and we finally went every single night during our stay. Staff is really friendly since the very beginning. It’s the perfect place to have something to eat, have some drinks and try their shisha! 😊

Thank Maria G
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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March 2, 2018|
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August 2, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$6 - $19
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Cad. No: 26 | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
  • Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
  • Phone Number: +90 545 655 73 47
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We are located right in the heart of old Istanbul, Sultanahmet. We are just 2 streets away from the Blue Mosque and walking distance to all major attractions in Istanbul. We offer high quality food from our qualified chef. And always give outstanding service. You will enjoy our Ottoman Turkish cuisine.
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